[ISEA2023] Artist Statement: Nicolás Kisic Aguirre — Dispositivo de realidad mutada

Artist Statement

Exhibition at 36 degrés and Galerie Charlot, June 6 – 18
Also ISEA2023 Artist Talk

The Dispositivo de Realidad Mutada (Mutated Reality Device) is an inhabitable ambisonic sculpture. Inside, space expands far beyond its compact walls and invites listeners to navigate the worlds that result from disobedient linguistic experiments assisted by AI.

Acknowledgments: Rawa Muñoz, Enmy Muñoz, Valeria Tenaud, Tivon Rice, Marcin Pączkowski, Juan Pampín, Eunsun Choi, DXARTS at the University of Washington, USA.


  • Nicolás Kisic Aguirre is an architect and transdisciplinary sound artist who creates machines that explore and illuminate the social and political nature of sound in public space. In 2018, he graduated from the MIT program in Art, Culture and Technology. Informed by his background in architecture and a lifelong fascination with machines, Kisic Aguirre designs and builds sound instruments that explore the connection between public space, power, technology, and sound. His critical and aesthetic practice is open-source, collaborative, and deeply engaged with the public. Nicolás is currently a Ph.D. student in the DXArts program at the University of Washington Seattle, USA. https://nka.radio